Firstly, you have to answer this question before you proceed reading my argument: ARE SINLESS PEOPLE SAVED?
Of course, you would say, they are as they cannot be condemned. The question is, are there sinless people outside the church?
Of course, right? What is their judgment?
Let us hear from the one rabbi:
Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.
It say, a blind person is sinless. Meaning, in the spiritual sense. A blind person is spiritually blind. It speaks about his ignorance of the truth. Or that, his understanding is obscured:
Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:
It speaks about the blindness of the eyes of understanding that when opened shall have hope. Meaning, blindness is in regards to the lack of understanding. Therefore, being blind is the lack of understanding.
The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
An example are idolaters who are ignorant of the truth. God winks at their idolatry. He overlooks it.
Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.
And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
Another spiritual blindness is manifested by paul:
1 Timothy 1:12-13
And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;
Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
Unbelief bec of ignorance is excusable. Fact is, paul was excused even without repentance. Therefore, to be spiritually blind is to be ignorant of the truth, as bro eli soriano said: ignorance of the law excuses anyone.
It corroborated what jesus said that blind people are sinless. So being outside the church, do you think there is no salvation for them?
Nope. God said, they are blessed and to be blessed in the eyes of god is to be saved.
Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
Therefore, for a blind person outside the church to be blessed, is a direct proclamation that there is salvation outside the true church of god.